WONDER #2311: What is Citizen Science?

Question 1 of 3

What is the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. People watched a screen saver and learned about amino acids.
  2. Citizen science has too many challenges to continue.
  3. Ordinary citizens can help make discoveries in science through citizen science projects.
  4. When scientists work on a problem, they tend to not ask for help because they way to solve it on their own.

Question 2 of 3

Why did the team of scientists ask everyday people for help?

  1. They had been working on the puzzle of amino acids for a long time and wanted it to be solved.
  2. They wanted to take all the credit for solving the problem.
  3. They thought retired scientists would be able to find the answer from home.
  4. They knew home computers would solve the problem.

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is NOT an example of citizen science?

  1. A fifth-grade class that sends information about flowers around their school to scientists
  2. A family that uses Galaxy Zoo to classify galaxies each night before bedtime
  3. A group of friends who plays Foldit to learn about proteins
  4. A team of researchers who do many experiments on a topic they are all experts on

Check your answers online at https://wonderopolis.org/index.php/wonder/what-is-citizen-science.